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Motorola Brute i686 vs Motorola A1680

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Motorola Brute i686 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - Southern LINC
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Motorola A1680 Remove phone

Posted: 21 Jun 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeFeature phoneSmart phone 
OS Android (1.6) 
Dimensions3.92 x 2.09 x 1.02 inches (100 x 53 x 26 mm)4.21 x 2.15 x (106.9 x 54.5 x 16.5 mm) 
Weight5.60 oz (159 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
4.23 oz (120 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
 
RuggedSplash, Dust, Shock, Temperature resistant  
MIL-STD-810 certifiedYes  
Display
Physical size2.2 inches3.1 inches 
Resolution176 x 220 pixels480 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

128 ppi301 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFT  
Screen-to-body ratio28.82 %46.84 % 
Colors65 536  
Touchscreen Yes 
Additional display

Additional display - Shows specs of the phone's additional display

TFT  
Resolution

Resolution - Refers to the width and the length od the additional display

120 x 160 pixels  
Physical Size1.30 inches  
Colors

Colors - Shows the number of colors that the additional display supports

65 536  
Camera
Camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDYes 
FeaturesDigital zoom, Geo taggingAutofocus, Digital zoom, White balance presets, Effects, Scenes 
Camcorder352x288 (CIF)352x288 (CIF) (15 fps) 
Hardware
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

 Single core, 624 MHz, Marvell PXA935 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

 256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Built-in storage0.18 GB  
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 8 GBmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time5.80 hours
the average is 12 h (697 min)
5.83 hours
the average is 12 h (697 min)
 
Stand-by time6.2 days (150 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)
9.2 days (220 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)
 
Capacity1750 mAh1130 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
Radio FM 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
Internet browsing
Browser Android WebKit 
Technology
iDEN

iDEN - iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) is a wireless network standard developed by Motorola and used by Nextel Wireless. It operates at 800Mhz, 900Mhz and 1500Mhz frequency bands and it is a mixture of TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) and GSM arhitecture. It allows the use of one mobile device as a digital phone, pager, two-way radio and fax/modem.

800, 900 MHz  
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 2100 MHz 
Data EDGE 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPSGPS 
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSB  
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer sync  
Other features
NotificationsMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation  
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice recording, Push-to-TalkVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced31 Jan 2011  
Shopping information
MSRP price$ 270  

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